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Industry Groups Urge Congress to Extend CFATS

1:40 PM MDT | September 12, 2011 | Vincent Valk

ACC and Socma have called for the extension of the current Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) law. "Ten years after the 9/11 attacks and five years after Congress enacted a chemical security regulatory program, some 5,000 chemical facilities across the country are still waiting on Washington to re-authorize the program on a long-term basis," says Socma president and CEO Lawrence Sloan.   ACC hailed the industry's security efforts to date, while also calling for a CFATS reauthorization. "Thanks to our industry’s...

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